Rita Fleming has written an enchanting poetry book about the loving and hysterical moments of family life. Fleming’s unique set of poems brought laughter and memories as I read about amusing childlike perspectives.
Does Grandma Have a Mustache? has short poems, age appropriate text, and entertaining illustrations for young readers. The story engagement encourages family and classroom discussion. Families, students, and teachers should adopt this insightful story into reading time!
Mark Wayne Adams is an award-winning illustrator, author, and publisher of more than 40 children’s books. View Books and Awards
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Poetry is a wonderful way to introduce kids to the magic of words. The rhyming of the words and the rhythm patterns make words fun. Rita Ann Fleming has written a delightful book, full of everyday experiences that kids can relate to—subjects like getting gum in your hair, the tooth fairy, and the stresses caused by siblings. The book is divided into sections, including humor and angst about family, school, grandparents, and animals.
Because the poems are written by a grandmother, the connections described between the generations are universal. What a special time when a grandmother plays a game with a grandchild, or grandfather teaches one how to repair something. These are special moments for both the child and the grandparent, and artfully captured with humor and affection.
Captivating illustrations enrich the pages, adding a sense of whimsy to each poem. The facial expressions are especially amusing. Teachers, parents, and grandparents will enjoy sharing these funny, yet insightful poems, with youngsters of all ages.
Jane R. Wood is the author of Schools: A Niche Market for Authors and an award-winning series of chapter books: Voices in St. Augustine, Adventures on Amelia Island, Trouble on the St. John’s River, Ghosts on the Coast, and Lost in Boston.
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